The Testing

By Joelle Charbonneau
Read by Elizabeth Morton

The Testing Trilogy: Book 1

11.17 Hours 06/04/2013 unabridged
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The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing, their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career. Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice to trust no one hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies. But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.

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Summary

Summary

The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing, their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.

Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice to trust no one hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies.

But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Charbonneau is a fantastic story teller and this book is a tribute to that background. The intrigue in The Testing passes evaluation of what a good dystopian novel should represent.” VOYA
“Charbonneau jumps into the packed dystopia field with a mashup of Veronica Roth’s Divergent and Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, but she successfully makes her story her own.” Kirkus Reviews
“The rising tension, skillfully executed scenarios, and rich characterizations all contribute to an exciting story bound to capture readers’ imaginations…Charbonneau works action, romance, intrigue, and a plausible dystopian premise into a near-flawless narrative.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Joelle Charbonneau

Joelle Charbonneau began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she finds her voice through writing. She is author of the New York Times best-selling Testing trilogy as well as the Rebecca Robbins mysteries, and the Glee Club mysteries. Her books have been nominated for the Agatha and Anthony Awards and the YALSA Top Ten books for 2014. She lives near Chicago with her husband and son. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.17
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English